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Professional Plone Development: Building robust, content-centric web applications with Plone 3, an open source Content Management System by Martin Aspeli

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Advanced Member Management Options

These relatively simple additions and customizations meet all our requirements. As with other aspects of Plone, the less you need to deviate from the out-of-the-box configuration, the better. However, there are times when you need a bit more power.

The Pluggable Authentication Service

At the root of every Zope instance, there is a user folder, called acl_users. User folders provide functionality for authenticating, authorizing, finding, and inspecting users. The user folder in the Zope application root typically contains only the main administrator user. There is a more specific user folder inside each Plone site, also called acl_users, which manages regular users.

Since Plone 2.5, user folders are powered by

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